15% and 7.5% seats in each course are reserved for candidates belonging to SC and ST categories, respectively. Candidates belonging to these categories are admitted on relaxed criteria (compared to GE/DS category candidates). In case all the reserved seats are not filled, a further relaxation is made in the admission criteria and a limited number of candidates are admitted to a Preparatory Course of one-year duration. This course attempts to prepare the students in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. On successful completion of the course, the students will be offered direct admission to the undergraduate programmes in July 2006 against the unfilled reserved seats for JEE-2005. SC and ST candidates will be required to produce the original caste/tribe certificate issued by a competent authority (list given in Appendix-III) at the time of counselling, failing which they will not be considered for admission. Seats remaining vacant in these categories shall not be filled by candidates belonging to any other category.
Persons with Disabilities (PD)
3% seats are reserved for PD candidates (including leprosy-cured) as specified by the Government of India, who are otherwise fit to pursue the course and qualify JEE with relaxed norms relevant to this category. For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, speech and hearing), benefit would be given to those candidates who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part / system / extremity / extremities / whole body etc.
The candidates in this category will be required to be certified by a Medical Board. The Medical Board will decide the following:
Whether the candidate qualifies for the benefits under this category, and If the disability is likely to interfere in his/her studies.
The Medical Board duly constituted for this purpose shall meet at the time of counselling at IIT Delhi on June 27, 2005 at 3.00 p.m. Candidates, who are not certified by the Medical Board as PD, will not be counselled under this category.
Authorities Who May Issue Caste/Tribe Certificate
(Do not enclose the certificate or its copy with the application form. The certificate is to be produced in original at the time of counselling.)
SC/ST Candidates should submit certificate issued by District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner/ Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate/ Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar / Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his/her family normally resides/ Administrator/ Secretary to Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep Island). Certificate issued by any other authority will be rejected.